"Baseurl" download source for now?

Jesse Keating jkeating at j2solutions.net
Wed Sep 7 20:55:53 UTC 2011

On Sep 7, 2011, at 1:37 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-09-07 at 16:28 +0200, Jos Vos wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 10:22:48AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
>>>> Broken how? If the mirror is not functional yum should switch to the
>>>> next mirror in your mirrorlist from mirrormanager.
>>> Well, I have had broken (kickstart) installs more than once, because
>>> packages couldn't be found etc.  I had to solve this by specifying a
>>> well-known mirror as base url.
>>> If a mirror is accessible, but has a broken repository, you're lost.
>> Sounds like anaconda could do with cribbing yum's code for falling back
>> to alternate mirrors when it can't find a file on the first mirror it
>> tries.
> I'm pretty sure anaconda already uses yum for this.  IIRC, giving a
> repo to anaconda via kickstart is like specifying baseurl to yum,
> which also doesn't fall back.  You need mirrorlist for that
> functionality.
> josh

See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart#repo for specific instructions on how to supply a mirror list in kickstart.

- jlk

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